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What am I entitled to on a 0 hour contract?

What am I entitled to on a 0 hour contract?

Zero-hours workers are entitled to statutory annual leave and the National Minimum Wage in the same way as regular workers. You cannot do anything to stop a zero-hours worker from getting work elsewhere. The law says they can ignore a clause in their contract if it bans them from: looking for work.

Can I say no to work on a zero hour contract?

The casual nature of the zero hour contract means that you are not obligated to work a minimum number of hours, and you can refuse any work offered without consequence.

Is a 0 hour contract good?

The biggest advantage of using zero-hours contracts is flexibility. For any organisation, it is invaluable to be able to respond quickly and effectively to business fluctuations. Engaging people on zero hours contracts allows employers: to deal with an unforeseen event (e.g. to manage a sudden increase in demand)

Can you get fired from a zero hour contract?

workers can be “dismissed” with little or no due process. Employers rarely dismiss a zero hours worker – they are simply told there is no work for the time being. This leaves workers unsure of their position, and whether they should or can claim benefits.

How many holidays do you get on a zero hour contract?

5.6 weeks
Like most workers, zero-hours contract employees are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks of paid holiday a year. This means that they’re also legally entitled to a week’s pay for each week of statutory leave they take.

Do you pay national insurance on zero hour contracts?

The employer is responsible for: zero-hours workers’ health and safety at work. paying their wages through PAYE, including tax and National Insurance (NI) deductions.

Do zero hour contracts pay bank holidays?

Zero-hour contract employees, like any employee, are entitled to 5.6 weeks of paid holiday per year. This can include bank holidays if you wish. The rules around holiday entitlement are fairly loose, as long as you meet the 5.6 week minimum.

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